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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

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Prospective candidates should address in their cover letter if they are unable or unwilling to travel domestically and internationally. Please submit 3 names of reference and their contact information. At the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, diversity, inclusiveness and civility are core values as well as characteristics of the School. We strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals, including but not limited to diversity in such characteristics as race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, creed, veteran’s status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and disability. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS000232
Department Environment Sciences & Engi - Historical
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range salary is commensurate with experience
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 10/03/2013
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The Water Institute at UNC periodically recruits energetic, motivated, post-doctoral researchers to work on one or more of our projects. The Water Institute comprises multidisciplinary researchers focused on the interfaces between WaSH (water resources, drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene), health and development. We have an independently funded research program including diverse projects primarily related to our five focus areas:
• Institutions, Policies and Regulations to Optimize Water and Sanitation Services
• Enhancing Project and Program Efficiency through Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
• Adapting to Water Scarcity and Climate Change
• 21st Century Sanitation
• Drinking-Water Safety

Post-doctoral researchers also have opportunities to engage in other areas of Water Institute activity including teaching, knowledge management and networking and communication.
This generic announcement provides a means for potential candidates to submit their qualifications and express interest in an appropriate post-doc position in the absence of a specific post description. Applications are reviewed when opportunities arise. Most positions are for one year in the first instance with the possibility of renewal depending on availability of funding and progress.

Educational Requirements

The typical post-doctoral researcher will have undertaken studies and research relevant to one or more of our focus areas and will have been awarded a PhD in public health, environmental engineering or a related field. They will have studied and applied research tools relevant to our work and the position at hand.

Qualifications and Experience

Preferred candidates will have a strong publication record for their career stage, strong oral and written communication skills and proven team-working skills. Further qualifications and experience may be relevant dependent on project requirements. Conceptual and analytical skills are desirable.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Prospective candidates should address in their cover letter if they are unable or unwilling to travel domestically and internationally. Please submit 3 names of reference and their contact information.

At the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, diversity, inclusiveness and civility are core values as well as characteristics of the School. We strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals, including but not limited to diversity in such characteristics as race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, creed, veteran’s status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and disability. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Janet Scearce, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email jscearce@email.unc.edu
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you willing to travel domestically and internationally?

    (Open Ended Question)